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PhD commenced: 2017

Supervisors: Prof Renuka Visvanathan, Dr G Arendts and Dr H Grantham

Thesis title: Potential roles of assessments of frailty and activities of daily living for nursing home residents in relation to transfer to the hospital emergency department

Dr James Smyth is an emergency physician undertaking research on the potential roles of frailty assessment for nursing home residents transferred to the emergency department in the context of the growing aged population, associated emergencies in residential care facilities and multi-disciplinary care.

2003: FFSEM, Faculty of sport and exercise medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

2000: FRCEM, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, United Kingdom

1996: FACEM, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Australia

1990: Diploma in child health (DCH), National University of Ireland

1989: FRCSI, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

1984: MB, BCh, BAO, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland

1981: BA(Mod) in biochemistry, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland

Professional Associations

1991 – present: Member of medical advisory panel Surf Life Saving South Australia (SLSSA)

2001 – present (Deputy Chairman since 2003): SLSSA representative on SA branch of Australian Resuscitation Council

2010 – present: Instructor on the Care for the critically ill surgical patient (CCrISP) course program, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

2010 – present: Instructor on the Advanced Life Support (ALS) course program, Australian Council for Resuscitation